XFree86 3.1 & Diamond Viper VLB/CrystalScan help

XFree86 3.1 & Diamond Viper VLB/CrystalScan help

Post by Steve Berri » Sat, 25 Mar 1995 00:25:15



I'm a newbie to Linux and XFree86.  I'm having trouble getting X up and
running with my XFConfig file.

My hardware:

Gateway 2000 486DX 66V
Monitor: CrystalScan 1572FS (supported by XFree86 3.1)
Video Card: Diamond Viper VLB, 2 MB (uses P9000, also supported)

I think I have most setup properly. What I don't have is the clock speeds.
I can't use: X -probeonly since this is programmable

I've guessed at the clock speeds by using what is contained in the XF86_P9000
man page as an example for the Diamond Viper VLB.  Using this, my screen comes
up with narrow horizontal lines and distortions, then it settles into
the 480X680 mode (I think).  But at that point the mouse (cursor) doesn't move.
To be honest, I'm still confused by some of the documentation.

Anyone else have this video board/monitor combination?

I'd appreciate any help.

Thanks,
steve


 
 
 

XFree86 3.1 & Diamond Viper VLB/CrystalScan help

Post by Henrik Harms » Fri, 07 Apr 1995 04:00:00


sberr...@modis-xl.gsfc.nasa.gov (Steve Berrick) writes:
>I'm a newbie to Linux and XFree86.  I'm having trouble getting X up and
>running with my XFConfig file.
>My hardware:
>Gateway 2000 486DX 66V
>Monitor: CrystalScan 1572FS (supported by XFree86 3.1)
>Video Card: Diamond Viper VLB, 2 MB (uses P9000, also supported)
>I think I have most setup properly. What I don't have is the clock speeds.
>I can't use: X -probeonly since this is programmable
>I've guessed at the clock speeds by using what is contained in the XF86_P9000
>man page as an example for the Diamond Viper VLB.  Using this, my screen comes
>up with narrow horizontal lines and distortions, then it settles into
>the 480X680 mode (I think).  But at that point the mouse (cursor) doesn't move.
>To be honest, I'm still confused by some of the documentation.
>Anyone else have this video board/monitor combination?
>I'd appreciate any help.
>Thanks,
>steve
>sberr...@eos.hitc.com

The clock values can be anything you want it to be as long as it is
between 25 and 135 MHz. Just add more clock values you need to the
clock line. I am including my xfconfig file below. Also read README.P9000
which should be somewhere like /usr/X11/lib/X11/doc/.

      -- Henrik

# File generated by xf86config.

#
# Copyright (c) 1994 by The XFree86 Project, Inc.
#
# Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
# copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
# to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
# the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
# and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
# Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
#
# The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
# all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
#
# THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
# IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
# FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.  IN NO EVENT SHALL
# THE XFREE86 PROJECT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY,
# WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF
# OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
# SOFTWARE.
#
# Except as contained in this notice, the name of the XFree86 Project shall
# not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other
# dealings in this Software without prior written authorization from the
# XFree86 Project.
#

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config(4/5) man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Files section.  This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"

    RgbPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
# as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
# command (or a combination of both methods)

    FontPath    "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/misc2/"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Server flags section.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerFlags"

# Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is
# received.  This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
# provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging

#    NoTrapSignals

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence

#    DontZap

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Input devices
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Keyboard section
# **********************************************************************

Section "Keyboard"

    Protocol    "Standard"

# when using XQUEUE, comment out the above line, and uncomment the
# following line

#    Protocol   "Xqueue"

    AutoRepeat  500 5
    ServerNumLock

# Specifiy which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#    Xleds      1 2 3

# To set the LeftAlt to Meta, RightAlt key to ModeShift,
# RightCtl key to Compose, and ScrollLock key to ModeLock:

#    LeftAlt     Meta
#    RightAlt    ModeShift
#    RightCtl    Compose
#    ScrollLock  ModeLock

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Pointer section
# **********************************************************************

Section "Pointer"
    Protocol    "Microsoft"
    Device      "/dev/mouse"

# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.

#    Protocol   "Xqueue"

# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice

#    BaudRate   9600
#    SampleRate 150

# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice

    Emulate3Buttons

# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

#    ChordMiddle

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

    Identifier  "ADI4G"
    VendorName  "ADI"
    ModelName   "4G"

# Bandwidth is in MHz unless units are specified

#    Bandwidth  25.2

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    HorizSync   31.5 - 64.3

#    HorizSync  30-64         # multisync
#    HorizSync  31.5, 35.2    # multiple fixed sync frequencies
#    HorizSync  15-25, 30-50  # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    VertRefresh 50-90

# Modes can be specified in two formats.  A compact one-line format, or
# a multi-line format.

# These two are equivalent

#    ModeLine "1024x768i" 45 1024 1048 1208 1264 768 776 784 817 Interlace

#    Mode "1024x768i"
#        DotClock       45
#        HTimings       1024 1048 1208 1264
#        VTimings       768 776 784 817
#        Flags          "Interlace"
#    EndMode

# 640x400 @ 70 Hz, 31.5 kHz hsync
# Modeline "640x400"     25.175 640  664  760  800   400  409  411  450

# 640x480 @ 60 Hz, 31.5 kHz hsync
# Modeline "640x480"     25.175 640  664  760  800   480  491  493  525

# 800x600 @ 56 Hz, 35.15 kHz hsync
# ModeLine "800x600"     36     800  824  896 1024   600  601  603  625

# 1024x768 @ 87 Hz interlaced, 44.9 kHz hsync
# Modeline "1024x768"    44.9  1024 1048 1208 1264   768  776  784  817 Interlace

# 640x480 @ 72 Hz, 37.8 kHz hsync
Modeline "640x480"     31.5   640  680  720  864   480  488  491  521

# 800x600 @ 60 Hz, 37.8 kHz hsync
# Modeline "800x600"     40     800  840  968 1056   600  601  605  628

# 800x600 @ 72 Hz, 48.0 kHz hsync
Modeline "800x600"     50     800  856  976 1040   600  637  643  666

# 1024x768 @ 60 Hz, 48.4 kHz hsync
# Modeline "1024x768"    65    1024 1032 1176 1344   768  771  777  806

# 1024x768 @ 70 Hz, 56.5 kHz hsync
Modeline "1024x768"    75    1024 1048 1184 1328   768  771  777  806

# 1280x1024 @ 87 Hz interlaced, 51 kHz hsync
# Modeline "1280x1024"   80    1280 1296 1512 1568  1024 1025 1037 1165 Interlace

# 1024x768 @ 76 Hz, 62.5 kHz hsync
# Modeline "1024x768"    85    1024 1032 1152 1360   768  784  787  823

# 1280x1024 @ 61 Hz, 64.2 kHz hsync
Modeline "1280x1024"  110    1280 1328 1512 1712  1024 1025 1028 1054

# 1280x1024 @ 74 Hz, 78.85 kHz hsync
# Modeline "1280x1024"  135    1280 1312 1456 1712  1024 1027 1030 1064

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

# Standard VGA Device:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Generic VGA"
    VendorName  "Unknown"
    BoardName   "Unknown"
    Chipset     "generic"

#    VideoRam   256

#    Clocks     25.2 28.3

EndSection

# Sample Device for accelerated server:

# Section "Device"
#    Identifier "Actix GE32+ 2MB"
#    VendorName "Actix"
#    BoardName  "GE32+"
#    Ramdac     "ATT20C490"
#    Dacspeed   110
#    Option     "dac_8_bit"
#    Clocks      25.0  28.0  40.0   0.0  50.0  77.0  36.0  45.0
#    Clocks     130.0 120.0  80.0  31.0 110.0  65.0  75.0  94.0
# EndSection

# Device configured by xf86config:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "ViperVLB_2MB_2.02"
    VendorName  "Diamond"
    BoardName   "Viper VLB 2.02 Bios"
    VideoRam    2048
    Clocks 65 75 81 50 31 87 115 25 25.175 60  # These only need to match to modes
    Membase 0x80000000                   # This is manditory on non-ViperVLB's
    ChipSet "vipervlb"
    Option "sw_cursor"
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# The Colour SVGA server

Section "Screen"
    Driver      "svga"
    Device      "Generic VGA"
    Monitor     "ADI4G"
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1. XFree86 3.1 and Diamond Viper VLB/CrystalScan prbs

I'm a newbie to Linux and XFree86.  I'm having trouble getting X up and
running with my XFConfig file.

My hardware:

Gateway 2000 486DX 66V
Monitor: CrystalScan 1572FS (supported by XFree86 3.1)
Video Card: Diamond Viper VLB, 2 MB (uses P9000, also supported)
Slackware 2.1

I think I have most setup properly. What I don't have is the clock speeds.
I can't use: X -probeonly since this is programmable

I've guessed at the clock speeds by using what is contained in the XF86_P9000
man page as an example for the Diamond Viper VLB.  Using this, my screen comes
up with narrow horizontal lines and distortions, then it settles into
the 480X680 mode (I think).  But at that point the mouse (cursor) doesn't move.
It's just a Microsoft mouse connnected to COM2 and installed as such using
Slackware 2.1 setup.

To be honest, I'm still confused by some of the documentation.

Anyone else have this video board/monitor combination?

I'd appreciate any help.

Thanks,
steve


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